Centre and states will create a platform to monitor the status of clearances and approvals of auctioned mines bearing minerals such as gold, iron ore and limestone. At the first meeting of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) held earlier this month, it was decided that a software should be installed for such online monitoring to expedite post-auction clearances, a senior official said.
This platform (software) will monitor key activities involved in the clearance and approval process.
Besides, the states and departments concerned will update the processing status on the online portal for monitoring and expediting post-auction mining, he added. According to the minutes of the meeting of Post-Auction Mining Clearances and Approvals Facilitator (PAMCAF), the preferred bidder will also be required to register on the portal so that he/she is able to flag issues and provide updates. The letter of intent (LoI) for the successfully completed three auctioned blocks-two limestone and one gold-has been issued by the Chhattisgarh government.